10 Kid-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Canada Day in Calgary

Can you believe we’re into July and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to spend Canada Day with the kids? If you’re searching for Calgary Canada day events that are kid-friendly, fun and entertaining – we’ve got them. Canada Day Downtown Celebration | Festivities will include Canadian Armed Forces activities, the always popular […]

Can you believe we’re into July and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to spend Canada Day with the kids? If you’re searching for Calgary Canada day events that are kid-friendly, fun and entertaining – we’ve got them.

Canada Day Downtown Celebration | Festivities will include Canadian Armed Forces activities, the always popular Living Flag, an Aboriginal showcase with a traditional Powwow on Prince’s Island, a fantastic line-up of Canadian musicians on the Riverfront Avenue stage and an outstanding fireworks display off the Centre Street bridge.

East Village Street Fair | Throughout the day there will be performances from local musician and performing artists. As this is a family friendly event, we have a featured children’s area that will serve to be an interactive area for all patrons.

Canada Day Outdoor Carnival | A free, fun-filled afternoon for families with great activities for adults and kids including huge inflatable bouncers, face painting, a petting zoo, carnival games, Story Land with your favourite characters, toddler play area and more!

Calgary Canada Day Fireworks | The Fireworks set against the skyline backdrop, with great viewing points throughout the city, is one of the best ways to finish the day’s celebrations with the kids. Fireworks will go live at 11 pm, so get a good spot before they do!

Canada Day at Heritage Park | Celebrate Canada Day in Calgary the old fashioned way with your friends and family at Heritage Park! July 1, known as Dominion Day before 1982, commemorates the formation of Canada in 1867.  Join us for a day packed full of fun for all – including a free pancake breakfast for the first 2016 Canada Day guests in the gates before 10:30am.

Canada Day at Prince’s Island Park | Explore a proud part of Canada’s heritage at a Traditional Powwow presented by Bow Valley College’s Iniikokaan Aboriginal Centre. Prince’s Island Park comes alive with the heartbeat of Canada’s First Nations peoples as they showcase Aboriginal peoples’ ways through storytelling, drumming and dancing.

Canada Day at Riverfront Avenue | During the day along Riverfront Avenue, come and enjoy family friendly activities, interactive booths and food trucks. Experience Francophone heritage and culture with maple sweets, food and music in a festive atmosphere. The Riverfront Stage is located at the Harry Hays Building, on the North lawn, facing the Bow River.

Olympic Plaza Celebrations | Close to the Fort Calgary, East Village and Stephen Avenue celebrations, make sure to plan a stop here on Canada Day! Enjoy this historic downtown park by touring a market, making crafts, learning some history or visiting a popular food truck all while taking in busker and stage performances.

Canada Day at Fort Calgary | Celebrate Canada Day in the birthplace of Calgary, and many other Canadian things in our area—the North West Mounted Police, Indigenous and intercultural relations, and strong community values. We have family fun all day, including: a free pancake breakfast; live music and entertainment; children’s crafts and petting zoo; food trucks; a chance to dress-up like a Mountie; and Indigenous arts and cultural sharing.

Canada Day in Chinatown | Join our all-day celebration of Canada’s birthday and decades of Chinese contributions to this great country in Calgary’s Chinatown district. Enjoy cultural performances and family friendly activities, or visit our wonderful stores and indulge your taste buds with culinary delights. For the best view of the fireworks, visit Sien Lok Park, free for everyone to enjoy!

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